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Congress. Legislative branch

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  • The Classical Foundations of the American Constitutionby David J. Bederman

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 39.00

    This book offers insights on how the framers and ratifiers of the Constitution were influenced by classical political theory and ancient history. more...

  • The Senateby Janet Anderson

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    The story of the United States Senate is more than the description of the powers assigned to the upper house of Congress. This work shows how these powers are considerable, including the making of laws to govern the United States in partnership with the House of Representatives. more...

  • The House of Representativesby Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    Think the House of Representatives is just a boring government body? Think again. This book offers historical proof that the House is anything but dull. It helps students learn how over the years, the House has been a center stage for controversy, scandals, and tremendous legislative victories. more...

  • The Social and the Symbolicby Bernard Bel; Jan Brouwer; Biswajit Das

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 35.95

    This book argues that communication – an exchange of symbols – is the essence of society and that this exchange is the foundation on which the human collective is based. It explores how the collective sense of the self is defined either with reference to, or in defiance of, dominant existing traditions. The various essays highlight the links... more...

  • Congressional Roll Call 2002by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2003; US$ 48.30

    CQ Press’s Congressional Roll Call continues to be the definitive reference source of congressional voting information for students, scholars, political professionals, and all citizens who want to be informed about their representatives’ voting records. Congressional Roll Call 2002 provides an objective, authoritative member-by-member survey... more...

  • Congressional Representation & Constituentsby Brian Frederick

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95

    Brian Frederick uses empirical data to scrutinize whether representation has been diminished by keeping a ceiling on the number of seats available in the House and argues that now is the time for the House to be increased in order to better represent a rapidly growing country. more...

  • Filibusteringby Gregory Koger

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    In the modern Congress, one of the highest hurdles for major bills or nominations is gaining the sixty votes necessary to shut off a filibuster in the Senate.  But this wasn’t always the case. Both citizens and scholars tend to think of the legislative process as a game played by the rules in which votes are the critical commodity—the... more...

  • The Children Who Ran for Congressby Darryl J. Gonzalez

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00

    Each year, thousands of Americans and international tourists visit the Capitol building in Washington, DC. These visitors view the activity on the House and Senate floor from the galleries and see pages darting back and forth, but what are they doing and why are teenagers working in the Capitol building? more...

  • The American Senateby Neil MacNeil; Richard A. Baker

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    The United States Senate has fallen on hard times. Once known as the greatest deliberative body in the world, it now has a reputation as a partisan, dysfunctional chamber. What happened to the house that forged American history's great compromises? In this groundbreaking work, a distinguished journalist and an eminent historian provide an insider's... more...

  • What the Anti-Federalists Were Forby Herbert J. Storing

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 15.00

    The Anti-Federalists, in Herbert J. Storing's view, are somewhat paradoxically entitled to be counted among the Founding Fathers and to share in the honor and study devoted to the founding. "If the foundations of the American polity was laid by the Federalists," he writes, "the Anti-Federalist reservations echo through American history; and it is... more...